Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1) Submit to the publishing house that has published all my novels so far
2) Submit to a new house to see what they can do for me
3) Self publish
While #1 would have been the safest and easiest thing to do, I was really leaning toward 2 & 3. Don't get me wrong, I love my house that published all my novels so far and eternally grateful that they took a chance on me. But, as they say in investing, diversity is the key. I think it's not a good idea to put all your eggs in one publishing basket. A friend of mine loves this certain house so I submitted to that one, once again risking the slush email inbox (I'm sure it's not a pile anymore). I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
And the reason I was thinking of self-publishing was I have learned so much about marketing since my first novel, I wanted to see if I could effectively market the book without the services of a publishing house.
But I do hate the gnawing in the pit of my stomach worrying about rejection. Keeping my fingers crossed.